Vacuum Pumps and System Set-up Kits

Our 115v Vacuum Pump -  quiet, compact, light weight.  The perfect power source for your Vacuum Chuck System!

The pump is compact at 15" long (including the filter/separater and gauge as shown) and 9" high with a weight of about 21 pounds.  Rated at 4.2 cfm and 1/3 hp, it has the power and cfm (cubic feet per minute) capability necessary for vacuum chucking on a woodturning lathe.  With a nice built-in carry handle it is also small and light weight enough for easy portability from one lathe to another, or for transporting to demo or show sites.  This Brand New pump provides quiet operation and it's 115v power is a big plus. 

Front view.  We recommend our Vacuum System Hardware Kit as a much better alternative to the tiny gauge and filter that is shipped with the pump.  See the kit below on this page.

Rear quarter view showing the carry handle, cord, and switch.  The cord may be plugged into a switched outlet for added convenience.

This product is a very well built import. Powerful, reliable and quiet while reasonably priced for most turner's budget.  We’ve tested several different styles from various manufacturers and most are not really suitable for woodturning use.  Either there is too much oil mist exhausted into the air, too much noise, not enough cfm capacity to keep up with the leakage turners may encounter, or just poor quality. This pump passed all the tests with high marks.

This is an oilless diaphragm type pump.  The advantage of the diaphragm pump over others is that it provides a high flow-rate for the given horsepower. The limitation is that it cannot pull 26-28” of Hg – the limit is about 23-24" - still more than enough for vacuum chucking.  That's not a problem for wood turners, since we really never need more vacuum power - I rarely exceed 18-20 inches when vacuum chucking.  However, we frequently need to deal with leaky work pieces and this pump's high CFM flow-rate is a definite advantage when leaks are unavoidable.  As with all vacuum pumps, the performance will be variable based on the altitude (ambient pressure) where it is being used and vacuum chucking at higher altitudes may not be feasible.  

The pump is extremely quiet and the large, soft rubber feet dampen the vibration factor that is common with all diaphragm type pumps.  These pumps have delivered years of reliable performance to many of our customers.  We feel confident that you will like this pump. It will give you good service at a very reasonable price.

What You Get

  • 1/3 HP Diaphragm pump, 4.2 cfm, 115V operation
    • Vacuum gauge – it is metric, so is marked in mm. of Hg rather than inches,and it is very small.  Not great, but it is there.
    • Input separater/filter.  Again, not really adequate but it is included. 
      • You should consider the choice to bypass these in favor of our more efficient Vacuum System Hardware Kit option (offered below) that includes a large capacity filter, proper gauge and all hardware necessary to build your system.

  • New with 90-day warranty – you pay shipping one way. We will repair or replace the pump. The warranty is void if there is evidence that the pump was run without a filter in place or if there is clear evidence of misuse.

The price for the pump is $329, plus ground shippping/handling to the lower 48 States.

 (Domestic U.S. 48-State orders only - for other orders, contact us)

This does not include shipments to PO boxes, AK, HI, Canada, Puerto Rico.  Inquire for alternate carriers and cost to these areas


Read about setting up a system here -

We highly recommend the use of our Vacuum System Hardware Kit with this pump, as it provides the proper gauge, filter, valve, and correct fittings for a quick and easy system set-up.  See this kit further down on this page.



Vacuum System Hardware Kit

Everything you need to connect your pump and complete your vacuum system.

Vacuum System Hardware Kit  - all components shown above are included

Our System Hardware Kit contains the following items:

  • A compact custom made vacuum manifold - places gauge and control valve at your finger tips - provides alternate mounting options for all situations - includes a storage "mast" to hold the adapter when not in use.
  • A large legible vacuum gauge - can be adjusted for best viewing angle.
  • A 1/4 turn Brass ball valve - controls vacuum pressure appllied to the vacuum chuck - easy finger-tip operation.
  • A large, high-capacity paper element air filter - clear canister for quick inspection - installed between the manifold and the pump.   Recommended for maximum protection of the vacuum pump.
  • Adapter bushing to allow use of either or both filters.
  • Required threaded hose fittings & hose connectors .
  • 10' of nylon-reinforced vinyl tubing.
  • Required hose retainer ties.
  • A roll of teflon tape to seal all threaded connections.
  • Installation instructions and a sample system diagram.
  • NOTE: - exact style, color or material of components may vary.

All of the major components of this package have been field tested for over two years in our shop and have proven to be reliable.  There are alternate mounting holes on three sides of the manifold, providing for  any mounting method you  prefer.  Industrial Strength Velcro fastening material is also included to mount the manifold to the side or back of the headstock on lathes where adequate space exists.  View the document "Installing the Vacuum System Hardware Kit" on our Product Installation Instructions page.


To place your order, click the "Add to Cart" button below.

The price for the Vacuum System Hardware Kit is $145.00

(Domestic U.S. orders only - for International orders, contact us)


Front of manifold - gauge, valve, fittings in place - mounting holes on side Side - mounting holes, Precision Vacuum Adapter in "stored" position
High capacity filter - 8" tall x 3.5" diameter Side - all fittings & storage mast installed